Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a simple rice/noodle dish, but very tasty and easy. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup butter, but I usually use half of that. I have made this so often that I just eyeball the amount of butter and noodles used. Noodles will soften up better if they are added to the rice mixture while there is still some liquid there. I usually start browning the noodles about 5-10 minutes after starting the rice to boil. The noodles will absorb what liquid remains, especially after sitting ten minutes or so.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, rice and bouillon cubes in pot; bring to a boil.
  2. Put on low heat, cover and simmer.
  3. When the water is almost all absorbed into the rice, then in a different pan, melt the butter and add the broken up noodles.
  4. Brown the noodles, stirring constantly under medium heat, until lightly browned.
  5. Add to the rice mixture, remove from heat, and let sit (covered) for 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

We average out to 4 1/2 stars for this yummy dish. In an effort to reduce fat, I took Michelles3boys advice, and reduced the butter but used less than 1/4 Cup. As she stated, it is still buttery and delicious. I will definitely make this again, it makes a nice change from the usual side dish. Thx a bunch!

mums the word August 19, 2011

This is a quick and easy way to make rice pilaf. I used angel hair pasta broken up into approximately 1 inch pieces and, as CarrolJ stated, they still had a nice bite to them, instead of getting mushy. I used only half the amount of butter called for, and the rice was still very buttery tasting. I will reduce the amount even more the next time I make this. Thanks ladyfingers, for sharing your recipe. Made for Pick A Chef, Spring 2010.

michelles3boys April 15, 2010

This was a very pleasant surprise. I make Rice Pilaf fairly often but have never made it like this before. It was really good! Not only were there much more noodles than I usually use but they remained nice and firm and not mushy making them this way. We really enjoyed it as the primary side dish tonight. I will definitely make this dish again! Made for PAC Fall 2009.

CarrolJ September 16, 2009

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